Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability

Study Discipline: Environmental Science
Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Bachelor's degree


36 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

In the Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability (BSEnS), we confront the pressing global challenges head-on. From tackling pollution and climate change to addressing world hunger, this program delves deep into the heart of these complex issues. We believe in fostering a deep understanding of why these problems arise and, more importantly, how we can actively work towards sustainable solutions.


Embark on a transformative journey where you’ll explore a diverse range of subjects, including Environmental Science, Policy, and Marketing. Through a multidisciplinary approach, you’ll gain comprehensive insights into the interconnected issues affecting our planet. With access to UC’s extensive network of local and global contacts, including entrepreneurs, environmental scientists, and indigenous communities, you’ll be empowered to drive meaningful change on both local and global scales. Additionally, you’ll have the flexibility to complement your studies with a minor from a wide array of subjects, allowing you to tailor your degree to your specific interests and career aspirations.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol.
  • CAE or CPE: Minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • IELTS Academic: Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listeningNZAPA: English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3
  • NZCEL: Level 4 – Academic endorsement.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 50
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening
  • Year 1: SENS101 Introduction to the Principles and Concepts of Sustainability, ENVR101 Introduction to Environmental Science, MAOR108 Te Patu a Maui: The Treaty of Waitangi — facing and overcoming colonization, WRIT101 Writing for Academic Success
  • Year 2: SENS201 Systems Thinking for Sustainability, ARTS102 Problems, Questions, Evidence OR STAT101 Statistics 1
  • Year 3: SENS301 Sustainability Transitions, Transformation and Agents of Change, PACE295 Internship OR PACE395 Internship, Major subjects
  • Domestic — $6,885
  • International — $33,675

Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of the BSEnS program are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience to thrive in a variety of fields related to sustainability and environmental management. From designing and implementing sustainable policies to driving corporate sustainability initiatives, our alumni are making meaningful contributions towards building a more sustainable and equitable future.

Visa Requirements:

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